BCB thinking of reconsidering cricketers’ participation in foreign leagues

Following the toe injury inflicted during the Indian Premier League, Bangladesh left handed pacer Mustafizur Rahman ruled himself out of the three match T20I series against Afghanistan in Dehradun earlier in the coming month, leaving the cricket authorities of the country to ponder over the issue of letting vital performers of the team to play in the foreign leagues. [নিউজটি বাংলায় পড়ুনঃ আরও কঠোর হতে যাচ্ছে বিসিবি]

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This is not the first time, however, Mustafizur became an injury victim playing outside the national team. The prolific youngster returned with injury from 2016 IPL and the severe shoulder fracture brought upon while playing for Sussex pushed him to lay under the surgeon’s knife.

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BCB Cricket Committee Chairman Akram Khan, on Tuesday, said now it is high time to reconsider the availability of national team cricketers in foreign leagues.

“We are now thinking over the issue on serious note. He (Mustafizur) returned with injuries in previous occasions as well and Bangladesh had to suffer for that. Now the issue will be raised in the board meeting. We will make strong regulations against who to let go to play outside the national team or not,” Akram Khan said.

Earlier in a statement, BCB senior physician Debashish Chowdhury said the 21 year old pacer will need at least three weeks to recover from the toe injury.

“It takes around three to four weeks to recover from such injuries and therefore he can’t play against Afghanistan,” he said.

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